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Posted January 21st, 2023 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Perhaps the toughest part of a contentious divorce is how it impacts kids, particularly teenagers. The proceedings can be lengthy and divisive, and may expose younger family members to situations they had no idea existed. In Texas, there is well-established precedent for thoughtfully addressing where children of divorced parents will ultimately live. Today we will

Posted December 3rd, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

It is no secret that pretty much everything costs more today than one year (or one month) ago. Whether you visit the supermarket, rent a car, or buy new furniture, there is that unavoidable moment of sticker shock. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.3% in October and was up 7.7% from the year-ago period, but

Posted October 31st, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

It is safe to say that it is in the best interest of Texas (and likely all states) to make it easier as possible for parents to comply with the terms of a divorce. No one is served by complexity or bureaucracy, and this certainly applies to anyone making court-ordered child support payments. Given the

Posted September 24th, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Are you contemplating a divorce, or do you think your spouse is? Here at The Essex Law Firm, I tell my clients, even if you are in the happiest of marriages, all marriages, sadly, end, and they end in one of two ways: death or divorce.  Most people realize they need to have Wills. Even

Posted June 25th, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Given the ongoing national debate over same-sex marriage, one might assume it is a complex legal topic that is still evolving. Believe it or not, it is not only a done deal – it has been settled for seven years. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Texas (and the other 49 states) since the Obergefell

Posted May 6th, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

If you walk into a bookstore and find the section about repairing marital relationships, most of the titles will be directed at the female partner. Why is this? After decades of experience practicing family law, my belief is either partner is fully capable of taking constructive action during turbulent times. Today, I will present some